A recent poll by 24-Hour-Fitness revealed that 89% of members were more motivated to work out after watching the Olympic Games. According to the poll, the top three things people were most motivated to do included:
- Train to reach a specific fitness goal
- Live a healthier lifestyle
- Work out more frequently
Set goals to lead a healthy, active life
Olympic athletes are the best of the best and train for years leading up to the competitions. While you may not be quite as dedicated, scheduling time on a regular basis to exercise or participate in a favorite sport helps keep you active and healthy. Regular exercise increases energy, reduces stress, and lowers the risk of chronic health diseases like diabetes, heart attacks and strokes.
Lean how to recognize and treat sports injuries
Whether you aspire to be the next Missy Franklin or a member of the U.S. Gymnastics Team, be aware of common sports injuries that can keep you on the sidelines. Otitis Externa, also known as swimmers ear, can develop when excess water gets in the ear canal, causing inflammation and an infection. Ankle sprains and strains to the feet and wrist are among the most common type of injuries experienced by gymnasts and can set them back for months if not treated properly.
When we see real people achieve extraordinary accomplishments, we’re inspired to improve our own lives. The Olympic Games are a great motivator to work out more often and lead a healthier lifestyle. To stay in the game and out of the sidelines, download iTriage to learn more about the symptoms and causes of sports injuries, and to find nearby medical providers at home, on the road, and even in London.